» Archive for the 'Juvenile Chapter Book' Category

Kelly Barnhill-The girl who drank the moon (2016 Newbery Medal Winner)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. c. 2016

Karen Schwabach (local author)-A pickpocket’s tale

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Molly Abraham is a kinchin mort: a ten-year-old thief trying not to starve on the London streets. But everything changes for Molly when she is sentenced to be transported to the American colonies. She becomes an indentured servant to a kind Jewish family in New York City, and Molly has it good. So why is it that all she wants to do is go back to London? c. 2006

Sage Blackwood (local author-Karen Schwabach)-Miss Ellicott’s school for magically minded

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott’s School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel’s behavior becomes the least of her problems.   c. 2017

Vivian Vande Velde-Squirrel in the house

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Squirrel is a chief mischief maker who hates to miss a party-whether he is invited or not. So when the holiday festivities get under way at Cuddles the dog’s house, Squirrel heads down the chimney. Holiday festivities are soon in shambles. But a day of madcap mayhem turns serious when a young human gets into trouble.  It is suddenly up to Cuddles and Squirrel to work together to save the young boy. c. 2016

Callie Barkley-Ellie the flower girl

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When Ellie learns that her cousin is getting married, she’s really excited! She has always wanted to go to a wedding. But then she gets even better news when her cousin asks her to be a flower girl!  c. 2016

Michelle Chalfoun-The treasure of Maria Mamoun

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twelve-year-old Maria lives a lonely, latchkey-kid’s life in the Bronx.  Mom whisks them to an altogether different world on Martha’s Vineyard, where she’s found a job on a seaside estate. While the mysterious bedridden owner – a former film director – keeps her mother busy, Maria has the freedom to explore a place she thought could only exist in the movies. Making friends with a troublesome local character, Maria finds an old sailboat that could make a marvelous clubhouse. She also stumbles upon an old map that she is sure will lead to pirate’s plunder – but golden treasure may not be the most valuable thing she discovers for herself this special summer.  c.2016

D J MacHale-Curse of the Boggin

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories – stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out. It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in this library, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.  c. 2016

Shutta Crum-William and the witch’s riddle

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

William and his little brother, Pinch, have been left alone at their home atop the mountain. When a witch named Morga shows up, William is forced to embark on a terrifying journey, the worst part of which is Morga herself. She has three riddles for William to solve, with only the help of an odd fellow who wakes up a different size every day and a tiny yellow dragon who can dream storms into reality.  c. 2016